(Closed) What do you have left to do??

posted 7 years ago in October 2013
Post # 17
1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@acfulhorst:  I just finished the programs, paid off the bakery (I LOVE paying off vendors, it satisfies me!!), had my last dress fitting, shipped off 3 big boxes of decor to Mother-In-Law (we’re having a Destination Wedding in Fi’s hometown), and touched base with the caterer and venue about details. Left to do: get the rest of the RSVP’s in so that we can work on seating, touch base with the minister, harpist, DJ, photbooth, and then cosmetic things for me: last trim and highlight before the wedding, facial, and teeth whitening. I think that’s it!!!!

Post # 18
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What I have left to do at home:

– Get FI’s pants hemmed.

– Make wine selection for dinner

– Make playlist for end of reception (DW)

– Get hair clip for morning ceremony

– Find/buy thank you charms for favor boxes

-Find present for father of groom

– Get highlights done

-Go to second fitting on Tuesday and possibly a 3rd fitting

– Make first payment to resort next week

– Bachelorette party!!

-Get nails done 

– Go tan a few times


To do in Aruba:

– Meet with wedding coordinator

-Meet with photographer

– Assemble favor boxes

-Do hair/makeup trial


Post # 19
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel like so much! 3 weeks left: 

– plan ceremony readings/vows

– order my wedding band (the one I want is out of stock!) 

– gift for ring bearer

– assemble welcome gift baskets

– confirm hair/makeup trial run-through

– lose weight and tone up (uh….not much time left for that! lol) 

– finish dress fittings

– make hair appointment to get hair colored, same for eye brows

– confirm details with officiant

– confirm details with band 

– get dress for rehearsal dinner altered

– figure out what jewlery I’m wearing

– finish making ceremony programs and assemble

– finish putting the tags on our favors

– confirm details with florist

– confirm details with photographer, give her a list of pictures I want (short list) 

– figure out my something old, new, borrowed, blue

– print table chart

– write place cards

– print favor card thing

– find a stand for the sign we’re putting by our cake

– break in my shoes (they are not the most comfortable…) 

– figure out who is going to watch our pets for the week we are away 

– pick up marriage license




Post # 20
15 posts

I’m doing okay, I think. 


* Order the wine

* Finish making escort cards

* Meet with officiant to finalize his details

* Write final checks to vendors

* Order disposable plates/napkins for outdoor cocktail hour

* Send photographer final shot list

* Send day of schedule to maids and men

* Enjoy my friends-only bridal shower and bachelorette parties!


Post # 21
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hopefully I have to do less than I think I do!

– Boys need to get their suits
– Give the DJ a no-play list (not veto-ing the Macarena or Time Warp, they’re way too much fun!)
– Finalise BMs letters
– Hair and makeup trial 04/10
– Polish jewellery
– Hair cut/colour/body wax


Post # 22
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

-Finish up one of my DIY gifts.

-Finish and pay for flowers.

-Decide what I’m doing about a guestbook. Then subsequently do it.

-Buy OOT/bathroom basket stuff

-Expand my water beads (bet no one else has that on their list!)

-Dye my hair

-One more alteration visit

-Pay a few more vendors

-Last minute stuff once RSVPs are in: Seating, placecards, headcount, etc

-Send officiant our vows

Post # 23
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here’s My list-


1. Get my son fitted for his tux


2. Meet with DJ


3. Finish my favors


4. Finalize ceremony


5. buy my shoes!

6. buy groomsment gifts

7. make bar, photo booth and ring bearer sign

8. wrap all presents

9. hotel welcome bags


I know there is a few other things too!


Post # 24
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Alter my dress, that’s the biggest one.  I’m having a hard time coordinating with my seamstress, eep!


Finish my favours



Assemble the rest of the bouts and corsages and the bridesmaids bouquets.




Table numbers, place cards, and seating chart (although our RSVP date was almost 3 weeks ago and we still have a couple of ‘we’re not suuuure yet, and I can’t say well, eff you,dont’ come then because it’s FH’s biological father and stepbrother)




Card box




Wash dry and iron all the tablecloth overlays and chair sashes




Meet with the hall coordinator and get an intinerary figured out (meeting this Friday)




Pay for everything  *gulp*






Post # 25
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well I only sent out invites yesterday so that one was pretty major!

– Write out place cards (or in our case river rock)

– Finalise cake design, know what we want need to let her know

– Fiance and his step dad need to build our gazebo to get married under

– Order bales of hay for ceremony seating

– Hair and makeup trial

– Lollies for lolly buffet

– Finalise ceremony music, get it on disc and organise someone to control it

– Put together music for coctail hour

– Cermony/reception signs

– Cut up table runners

– Figure out table numbers

– Organise table cloths

– Finish buying alcohol and soft drink

Our wedding is in a marquee and we are doing everything ourselves, dont even start me on the things we have to do the week of!

Post # 26
41 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I go back and forth between feeling overwhelmed with what’s left and feeling like its under control! Here’s what I have left (that I can remember)…

– Seating Assignments Poster

– Placecards

– Wrapping Attendant Gifts

– Dessert for rehearsal dinner…ordering nautical themed cookies for seafood boil

– Welcome Bags 

– Finalize song requests for DJ

– Order extra linens (table count changed)

– Rehearsal dinner center pieces (fresh flowers, will arrange Wednesday before)

– Wine tasting for reception on Monday

– Cut/Color hair

– Iron Table Linens

Yep, feeling overwhelmed!!!

Post # 27
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OMG, I can’t believe it’s almost here.  We’ve been planning “in theory” for a year and a half so this is totally surreal.  My brain is totally not focusing which is making me feel like I no longer have such a death-grip on our plans LOL

My list off the top of my head:

– Type up and e-mail set-up instructions with photos to my venue coordinator

– Call and confirm everything with our vendors

– Call and confirm all reservations we made for our honeymoon

– Finalize a last-minute order add-on with our florist

-Finish the order of persons for our ceremony and get that info to the Justice of the Peace along with our marriage license (got it two weeks ago)

-Make a “Thank you” sign for photos so we can use them afterward for the cards

-Create a concrete day-of timeline

-Prep the shot list and timeline for the photographers

-Get Engagement Ring cleaned and nails done

-Get a few more things printed that we need on the tables

I think that’s it!  I’m just GLAD we got everything paid for and just the paperwork-y stuff is left.  Trying to get everything paid off in time was stresssssful!

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